Archive | 2014

Big Improvements for Hitachi's Next Generation Wheeled Excavators

The next generation of Hitachi’s wheeled excavator models from Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas, the ZX190W-5 and ZX230W-5, are rolling out with a certified EPA Interim Tier 4 (IT4)/EU Stage IIIB Isuzu engine, power mode buttons for three work modes, automatic exhaust filter cleaning, auto shutdown, an enhanced monitor, centralized remote oil/fuel filter location and […]

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Kenworth T880s Deliver Improved Fuel Economy and Reliability for NC-Based Construction Hauler

Since the beginning of 2014, Blue Max Trucking president Denton Williams has been aggressive in buying more trucks for his Charlotte-based company. Williams said as 2014 began, it was apparent that local businesses and contractors were set to ramp up commercial and public construction projects. As a result, Blue Max required additional capacity to respond […]

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Going Pro a Boom for Excavation Business From CASE

Daene Boomsma first built his name as a homebuilder. His construction company, Boom Construction, thrives in Rapid City, South Dakota thanks to his attention to detail and one-on-one relationship with each of his customers. But in order to build a house, you’ve first got to dig a hole – and Boomsma took matters into his […]

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New CAT 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel Features Innovative Designs For Safe, Efficient and Simple Operation and Maintenance

The Cat® 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel is a brand new model in the extensive line of Cat hydraulic mining shovels. The clean-sheet design features a 22-tonne (24-ton) payload and 224-tonne (247-ton) operating weight and teams with the Cat 777G Off-Highway Truck for optimized loading and hauling. Announced last year and, after extensive field testing, soon […]

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John Deere Construction Class Dozers Boast More Power, Increased Fuel Efficiency

The John Deere 750K and 850K Crawler Dozers not only meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards, but also incorporate value-enhancing features such as EcoMode and an updated Electro-Hydraulic (EH) control system. The K-Series crawlers provide contractors a Final Tier 4 product that affords higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs in earth moving, waste, […]

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New Productivity and Serviceability Features for CAT C-Series Brooms

Three new Cat® C-Series brooms—the BP115C and BP118C pickup models, and the BA118C angle model—are newly designed to incorporate features that significantly enhance performance and serviceability. For use with Cat skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and compact wheel loaders, the new brooms convert the carrier unit into a versatile, effective cleaning machine […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches the New D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer

Powered by Komatsu’s Productive, Dependable and Efficient Tier 4 Final Engines Komatsu America Corp. announces the D155AX-8 crawler dozer with an operating weight of 89,300 pounds. Rated at 354 horsepower net, the D155AX-8 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-7 engine which is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final engines were built […]

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John Deere 190G W and 230G W Wheeled Excavators Bring Mobility to Jobsites

Dedicated to offering customers the most cutting- edge equipment and jobsite solutions on the market, John Deere introduces two models of wheeled excavators bringing added mobility and maneuverability to the jobsite. The models – 190G W and 230G W – are equipped with a powerful, rugged EPA Interim Tier 4 engine, providing customers higher productivity, increased […]

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One Thousand Ways to Dig A Trench from CASE

How hard can it be to dig a trench? Get the proper utility clearances, map the route, ensure jobsite safety and start digging. But there are other elements to consider. Sure, you’ve got a full-size conventional excavator, but would it make more sense to bring in a rubber-tired backhoe loader versus a steel-tracked excavator? Will […]

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New CAT 994K Wheel Loader Features Increased Payload, Power & Productivity - & Lower Cost Per Ton

The new Cat® 994K Wheel Loader is Caterpillar’s largest wheel loader and handles significantly greater payload compared to its predecessor, the 994H. The result is fewer passes required to load large mining trucks, higher productivity and lower cost per unit of material moved. The standard 994K carries 45 tons (40.8 tonnes) per pass, and the […]

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Pink CASE 621F Wheel Loader Battles Breast Cancer One Snowflake at a Time

Wintec Building Services of Winnipeg, Manitoba, recently purchased a pink CASE Construction Equipment 621F wheel loader. The loader, the first of its kind to be produced by CASE’s Fargo, N.D., plant, will primarily be used to help with the snow removal of the city’s roads. 10 percent of the profits generated from the custom-ordered loader […]

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Komatsu America Launches the PC210LCi-10 Hydraulic Excavator in North America

Komatsu America introduces the PC210LCi-10 intelligent Machine Control excavator to the North American market. The PC210LCi-10 features Komatsu’s unique machine control and guidance technologies, built upon the successful foundation of the standard Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator. Thanks to the exclusive control function, the PC210LCi-10 goes beyond simple guidance to semi-automatically limit over-excavation and trace a target […]

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